On my ancestral calendar for the week of July 21st to July 27th are the following events:
July 21, 1915 : Marriage of John Bulmer Creaser and Georgiana Harland
John Bulmer Creaser was my first cousin, three times removed. He was the son of Henry James Creaser who was the son of Henry Creaser and Ann Bulmer, my three times great grandmother. John Bulmer Creaser joined the Royal Engineers in 1914 and he married Georgina Harland on 21 Jun 1915 in Alne, Yorkshire according to his military records.
July 21, 1785: Birth of Ann England
Ann England was my fourth great aunt. She was born 21 July 1785 in Bramham, Yorkshire, the middle child and daughter of Thomas England and Jane Hudson. Thomas was a husbandman and died when Ann was only ten years old with some type of inflammation according to his burial record.
July 22, 1807 : Marriage of Thomas Rudd and Lydia Haley
Thomas Rudd married Lydia Haley on 22 July 1807 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Their son, John Rudd, was born in Horton by Bradford in 1812 and his son, William Henry Rudd, married my third great aunt, Margaret Bulmer, the daughter of Thomas Bulmer and Mary Dobby in Bradford in the June quarter of 1865.
July 25, 1822 : Birth of Ann Fores
Ann Fores was my second great aunt, the daughter of William Fores (a shoemaker) and Hannah Smith. She was born on 25 July 1822 in Sheffield and baptised on 30 June 1837 at the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Sheffield at the age of 14. Ann married Henry Oldham in the June quarter of 1845. They had two children: Sarah Ann and Emma before Ann died in the December quarter of 1852.
July 26, 1824 : Marriage of William Dickinson and Hannah Wright
William and Hannah were my three times great grandparents. They married on 26 July 1824 in Sheffield. When Hannah died in 1860, William married Grace Tordoff, the widow of William Sides. William and Hannah had seven known children: Eliza, Emma, Harriet, William, Elizabeth, Edward and George.
July 26, 1911 : Marriage of Albert Richard Palser and Maud Taylor
Albert Richard Palser married Maud Taylor, my great aunt, on 26 July 1911. You can read more about their sad story on a previous post about their family. The photograph to the left is from another researcher of the Palser family. I was thrilled to get this image since Albert and Maud have always been a favorite family of mine, in spite of, or maybe because of, their sad story.
July 27, 1727: Marriage of Edward Woodhead and Elizabeth Smith
Edward Woodhead and Elizabeth Smith were my seven times great grandparents. They married on 27 July 1727 at the parish church in Tankersley and had three known children: Sarah, Richard and Georgious.
July 27, 1959 : Death of George Brown
George Brown was my grandfather: my mother’s father. Since he died before I was born, I never met him but his autobiography, although incomplete, makes me feel as if I had met him. George followed his two brothers to Canada in 1913 and in 1918, followed them again to the small town of Leeville in northern Ontario. After being burned out, the family gave up on homesteading in Leeville and lived in New Liskeard.
William Sides and Grace Tordoff were my 4 times Great Grandparents.
I would love to find out more if you have any more information about them?
About all I know about Grace is in this post unfortunately since she was the second wife of William Dickinson rather than a direct relation.
William DICKINSON was baptised on 31 Aug 1800 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Between 1813 and 1820 he was a 7 years and 7 months apprenticed to John Kent, Knifemaker. He appeared in the census on 6 Jun 1841 at Grove Street in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.1 On 6 Jun 1841 William was a file cutler at Nether Hallam in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.1 He appeared in the census on 30 Mar 1851 at Wood Grove, Nether Hallam in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.2 On 30 Mar 1851 he was a table knife cutler at Nether Hallam in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.2 William became a widower when Hannah WRIGHT died on 18 Jun 1860 at Wood Grove, Nether Hallam in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.3 He appeared in the census on 7 Apr 1861 at Grove Street in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.4 On 7 Apr 1861 he was a cutler at Nether Hallam in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.4 William died of chronic bronchitis and dropsy, certified on 20 Oct 1868 at Grove Street in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.5 He was buried on 22 Oct 1868 at St. Philip’s Church in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.6
William DICKINSON and Hannah WRIGHT were married on 26 Jul 1824 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Hannah WRIGHT, daughter of Thomas WRIGHT and Mary ELLIS, was baptised on 3 Aug 1800 at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. She was also known as Hannah Dickinson after 26 Jul 1824. She appeared in the census on 6 Jun 1841 at Grove Street in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.1 Hannah appeared in the census on 30 Mar 1851 at Wood Grove, Nether Hallam in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.2 She died of cancer of 2 years on 18 Jun 1860 at Wood Grove, Nether Hallam in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.3 Hannah Wright’s death was registered by Ann Mitchell of Hackley Road. She was buried on 20 Jun 1860 at Wardsend in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
William DICKINSON and Grace TORDOFF were married on 19 Nov 1860 at St. Philip’s Church in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.11 Grace TORDOFF was born about 1799 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England.4 She lived in Hill Foot, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on 19 Nov 1860. She was also known as Grace Dickinson after 19 Nov 1860. Grace appeared in the census on 7 Apr 1861 at Grove Street in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.4 She was buried on 12 Apr 1865 at St. Philip’s Church in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.12 She was also known as Grace Sides.